Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Monastery/Fortress at Shegar Tibet

The monastery and fortress at Shegar Dzong, Tibet is remarkable. It is built up a mountain like you wouldn't believe. The British team surveying a route to climb Mt. Everest in 1921 might have been the first Europeans to visit there. Into the Silence by Wade Davis tells about this visit. It was also on the route for the well known 1922 and 1924 Mt Everest climing expeditions led by climber George Mallory.

Carnets-Voyages Sorry the text is in French.

More history at …. Remarkable as it is, I can't find any on-line history of it. The Wikipedia article, titled Xegar, has two references, but no text. There are lots of tours that go there and travel reports like this one, but history. No.

The photo: Carnets-Voyages. Click to enlarge.